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January 7, 2013

Police Roundup - Jan. 7, 2013

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Painkillers, juvenile found in  hotel room

A London man was arrested Saturday after deputies found him in a hotel room with a juvenile, drug paraphernalia and painkillers, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

James Davis, 67, was arrested at a southern Laurel County hotel about 4:25 a.m. after deputies Brett Reeves and Kirk Mays responded to a complaint that an unusual number of people were coming and going from his room.

Deputies found a 17-year-old boy and drug paraphernalia. They also learned Davis had received 150 oxycodone pills on Thursday and only had 22 left, as well as 50 Xanax pills, though only three remained.

Davis said he is a patient at a Tennessee pain clinic.

Davis was charged with first- and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a minor. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Detective Jason Back continues the investigation.

East Bernstadt man arrested for trafficking

An East Bernstadt man remains jailed after his arrest by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department Thursday.

James W. Hicks, 38, was stopped on KY 30 near London by sheriff’s detectives Brad Mitchell and Jason Back.

Sheriff John Root said Hicks was driving a black Chevrolet Impala and was stopped about 7 p.m.

After an investigation, Hicks was arrested.

Hicks now faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense. He is accused of trafficking less than 2 grams of methamphetamine and possession of the same drug.

According to Root, Hicks sold methamphetamine to an unknown subject, and possessed a quantity of meth he allegedly purchased from another person.

He is jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assisting on the traffic stop and investigation was Root, Lt. Rodney Van Zant and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter. Root said investigations into drug trafficking will continue.

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